Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) has introduced the refreshed version of the Odyssey. It now comes with a new front end as well as notable updates on the convenience features.
The 2018 Odyssey EX-V Navi variant now has bigger Dark Chrome front grille, a new bumper design, and updated fog light design. To add more accent on its exterior, the door handles were also painted with Dark Chrome, while the rear features smoked LED taillight. On the other hand, a Platinum front grille, new front and rear bumper design, and adopted sporty aero styling make up the Odyssey EX variant.
The interior of the refreshed Odyssey EX-V Navi comes with leather-wrapped seats in 2-3-3 layout. These are then complemented by black wood and silver trim panels, plus a large armrest with center console. The 2nd row is comprised of captain cradle seats for added passenger comfort, while the 8-seater EX variant offers a 60:40 split bench seat that accommodates 3 passengers.
The 3rd row of both variants features 'Magic Seats,' which can accommodate passengers with a bonus of additional cargo. This is due to its 3-way split reclining structure for individual folding/stowing on the floor.
Entertainment-wise, the updated Odyssey gets a 7-inch touchscreen display audio system that comes with Bluetooth functionality for both variants while the EX-V Navi comes standard with navigation. There were also updates on the technological side of the Japanese van, such as the multi-view camera system, blind spot information (BSI), cross traffic monitor (CTM), and an improved smart parking assist system with sensors.
There were no changes under the hood. The refreshed Odyssey still carries the same 2.4-liter DOHC i-VTEC engine and Honda's Earth Dreams Technology Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). This engine spurs out 173 hp and 226 Nm of torque.
Suggested retail prices for the updated Odyssey are as follows: P2,039,000 for the EX variant, while the EX-V Navi is at P2,449,000. It is now available at all Honda Car dealerships in four colors: Super Platinum Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl (for EX variant), Platinum White Pearl (additional P20,000), and Premium Twinkle Black Pearl (for the EX-V Navi variant and additional P20,000).
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